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My dog has stomach pain
sadiemay83 posted:
My dog eats anything (sticks, acorns, etc.) She was outside all day yesterday. I fed her at 5:00, let her out around 7 and she came back in and started acting funny. For the rest of the night she would lay down for a little bit, then she would get up and move to a different position. She whimpered somtimes but finally calmed down a little by 5 AM. She wanted to eat this morning so I fed her but she is still acting like she is uncomfortable on her stomach. She is eating and drinking normal and is now acting normal except the whole laying down thing. I don't know if she ate a stick or what. Any suggestions?
MandyMoore0790 responded:
My dog ate a stick awhile back and kinda acted the same until he started gagging and throwing up mostly saliva. Finally he threw up a stick about five inches long, so my suggestion is that if she ate and stick and her body doesn't agree, it will get rid of it naturally. But I would think if you catch any site of blood take her to the vet.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM replied to MandyMoore0790's response:
If you dog is still not acting normally (and you know what that means) take her into your vet just to make sure there are not medical problems, partial obstruction, etc. due to her hobby of eating anything under the sun. Sticks oftentimes are broken down by the body but not always, some are very sharp, and perhaps she ate something totally different. I don't like to wait on foreign bodies and in fact, in my pets are off more than I day, I worry about something more serious.
Dr. Sandy
AlaskaDogNews replied to Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM's response:
We had a similar problem and the vets could not find anything wrong. Her color did not look good. She vomited most of her her dinner (not breakfast) about every other day 4-5 trips to the vet's office over 4 weeks, anti vomit meds. We were so worried but followed the vets orders. One night she bloated, moaned and I put her in her crate expecting another vomiting session. She did and in the vomit I found 3 marble sized pebbles. We changed vets.


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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